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Swan Land Company Announces the Listing of Jane Fondas Forked Lightning Ranch Near Pecos, New Mexico for Sale

Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) June 13, 2014

Swan Land Company of Bozeman, Montana announces it has listed Jane Fondas Forked Lightning Ranch for sale for $ 19,500,000.

Fonda purchased the Ranch, which is 25 minutes from Santa Fes Historic Plaza and near the town of Pecos, NM, in 2000 and spent two years analyzing every nuance of the Ranch in order to perfectly site her personal dwelling, known as River House. The approximately 9,585 square foot home, recently featured in the March 2014 issue of Architectural Digest, incorporates Fondas vision for an energy efficient, personal space that embodies the traditional adobe architecture renowned in the area. The Ranch also includes the Hacienda a 2,125 square-foot guest home as well as a 3,409 square-foot Log House, a 12-stall Equestrian Facility and a gym.

Great care was taken by Fonda to create a sustainable environment through responsible land stewardship and meticulous river restoration on the 3.5-mile stretch of the famed trout-rich Pecos River, one of the finest fisheries in New Mexico, that bisects the Ranch. Adjoining the Ranch boundary to the north and east are 311,040 acres of the Pecos National Forest, part of the 1,558,452 acre Santa Fe National Forest.

“Forked Lightning Ranch has been a sanctuary and a place of great joy and recreation for me and my family, said Fonda. Many changes have occurred in my Iife since 2000 and I am no longer able to spend as much time on the Ranch as I once was. I feel the time has come to pass the Ranch on to a new custodian of this enchanted place.

The Ranch has a significant history; in 1925 the iconic rodeo promoter and King of the Rodeo, John Tex Austin purchased a series of parcels from the Pecos Pueblo Grant, calling the acquisition Forked Lightning Ranch. Famed architect John Gaw Meem was commissioned for the design of the ranch compound. Austin capitalized on the popularity of dude ranches hosting dudes who paid money to herd cattle from Chicago to the Forked Lightning Ranch; he also was widely known for popularizing rodeo. After Austin defaulted to the bank, the Ranch was purchased and expanded by E.E. Buddy Fogelson, who married Hollywoods Oscar-winner Greer Garson in 1949.

Nearby Pecos Pueblo, dated to the 15th Century, is a lasting relic of the Pueblo Indians known to have inhabited the area as early as 800 AD. The Pecos River Valley later served as a natural portal for those traveling between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the southern-most extension of the Rockies, and the Great Plains. Evidence of the wagon route, pioneered by homesteaders and military, still mark the eastern property boundary of the Ranch.

We are honored to be the brokerage representing this significant piece of New Mexicos history, said Mike Swan, owner and managing broker at Swan Land Company. This Ranch is unparalleled in its offering of elegant living combined with carefully guarded wilderness, a fine trout fishery and proximity to Santa Fe, one of the countrys most sophisticated, culturally-rich and oldest capital cities.

Fondas extensive personal collection of antiques, artwork, rugs, furniture and her literary collection at River House are available for purchase as well as the ranch equipment and machinery. They will be negotiated and purchased outside of the real estate transaction. A complete inventory of personal property and ranch equipment is available by contacting Swan Land Company.

For more information about the Ranch or to schedule a showing, please contact Swan Land Company:

Mike Swan Broker/Owner

Swan Land Company

O: 406.522.7342

M: 406.570.4897

F: 406.522.0769

1185 N. 14th Suite 1

Bozeman, Montana 59715


For media inquiries, please contact:

Jennifer Hobson-Hinsley

505 603 8643


ABOUT SWAN LAND COMPANY: Swan Land Company, based in Bozeman, Montana with a branch in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a client-driven ranch, farm and recreational land sales company. Swan Land Company has solidly built a reputation on integrity, intimate client interaction, unparalleled service, hard work, and extraordinary market knowledge. Founded by Mike Swan, previously the Managing Broker for the Montana office of Bates Sanders Swan Land Company, the associates of Swan Land Company have extensive real estate and ranch brokerage experience and specialize in representing sellers and buyers of premier agricultural and recreational properties throughout the Rocky Mountain West. Swan Land Companys boutique style allows it to provide superior levels of personal service leading clients through the details of each and every transaction. Through skillful execution of fiduciary responsibility and market knowledge, clients are provided with unequaled service and peace of mind.

Swan Land Company has built a solid reputation in the Rocky Mountains in handling high-profile and complex ranch and recreational property transactions. Swans listing, marketing and sale of the historic Broken O Ranch near Augusta, Montana consisting of approximately 124,000 acres offered at $ 132,500,000, placed him in the top echelon of land brokers in the U.S. and earned the 2012 Deal of the Year, according to the 2012 Spring Issue of The Land Report. His recent listing and sale of the $ 40,000,000 Lazy J Ranch in Bridger Canyon near Bozeman, Montana was also a notable transaction in the Rocky Mountain Region.

ABOUT FORKED LIGHTNING RANCH: Jane Fondas Forked Lightning Ranch will include the following:

1. River House: 9,585

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US Fair Trade Fashion Company Wins Major Global Award

London (PRWEB) December 20, 2013

A leading California company with a strong sense of social responsibility has won the Womenswear Category at this years Source Awards. These awards, sponsored by The Ethical Fashion Forum, are given to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of companies which show leadership in supporting fair trade, eco products and great fashion.

Indigenous, the global winner of the Womenswear Category, creates clothing and accessories for men and women using organic cotton, alpaca, silk and soft merino wool and dyes that are environmentally friendly. Over 1500 artisans in South America work with these materials using skills passed down through generations to create beautiful contemporary fashions for a growing western mass market.

Indigenous founders, Scott Leonard and Matt Reynolds, admired the culture, the workmanship and ancient materials they found in rural areas of South America but abhorred the poverty they saw. They decided to help the local artisans receive international exposure by bringing this hidden world of fashion to a much larger market and provide a decent wage for the artisans and their families. They also wanted to build a professional brand that can produce and sell clothing that does not harm people or the planet. In 1994 they started a small company by organizing a few womens knitting groups to produce sweaters. Today through their partnership with eight such co-ops, Indigenous has grown to support over 1500 artisans. Their fashions are available in America, Canada, and Japan in specialty stores under their own label, and in major chains under other brand labels as well as online at

While Indigenous has been busy transforming lives through its business, it has become a role model for other eco-companies wanting to protect the environment and honour their workers. It is either a founding member or is deeply involved in many councils and working groups in this field.

The Source Awards were announced on Tuesday, December 3rd at a special event hosted by Baroness Lola Young, OBE and Founder of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability at the House of Lords in London to fashion industry representatives at the House of Lords in London.

The Ethical Fashion Forum is the fashion industrys own initiative, founded to support and promote sustainable practices, protect the planet, and counter exploitation such as we witnessed early this year in Bangladesh. To date the EFF has over 8000 members in 127 countries. Winners were selected by an illustrious judging panel including Dolly Jones, editor of, Brigitte Steppittus, Head of Couture at Vivienne Westwood, Summer Rayne Oakes, social activist, eco-model and co-founder of Source4Style, and Amber Valletta, American supermodel and spokesperson for sustainable fashion.

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Green Mountain Energy Company Headquarters Becomes First Commercial Interior in Austin, TX to Earn LEED

Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 12, 2013

Green Mountain Energy Company announced today that its headquarters in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas is the citys first commercial interior to be awarded LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Business Council (USGBC). Pursuing sustainable design and operations aligns with the companys goal to help make a difference for the environment by providing renewable energy to homes and businesses and reflects Green Mountains commitment to preserving the beauty of the city it calls home.

“Earning LEED Platinum certification is the next step on our path to continuous improvement and is a natural fit for us as we work every day to change the way power is made,” said Jennifer Clymer, Environmental Affairs Manager, Green Mountain Energy Company. “We consciously designed our space to be as resource-efficient as possible so that our employees know that their carbon footprint is smaller just by walking through the door.”

New Space Highlights Practical Design

In addition to standard environmental best practices like onsite recycling, encouraging reusable water bottles and coffee mugs and projecting versus printing meeting materials, the Green Mountain headquarters took additional steps to conserve resources.

Up-cycled Furnishings: 100 percent of office furniture was reused, and 15 percent of all other materials were repurposed keeping more than half13 truck-loadsof construction waste out of the landfill.
Powered by Renewable Resources: 100 percent of the electricity powering the office is provided by renewable energy, avoiding an estimated 744,200 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) each year.
Green Commuter-Friendly: Changing rooms with showers encourage green commutes and exercise along the nearby Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail.
Water Conscious: Low-flow faucets and dual-flush toilets cut water usage by 50 percent compared to conventional offices, saving nearly 155,000 gallons of water per year; thats enough to fill 8 residential swimming pools.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Recycling and composting options are strategically placed throughout the office and reusable or compostable plates and utensils are used for meetings and in the break room. Employees can also bring in light bulbs, batteries and plastic bags from home for appropriate recycling.
Smart Electricity Use: Sub-metered electricity, occupancy-sensing lights and natural lighting help cut down on electricity consumption, saving as much energy as 330 households turning off their lights for a month or unplugging 350 business laptops for a year.

LEED in the Commercial Space

Pursuing sustainable construction is especially important in the commercial space. According to the USGBC, buildings are one of the heaviest consumers of natural resources, accounting for 73 percent of electricity consumption, 14 percent of potable water use and 38 percent of CO2 emissions annually in the U.S. In comparison, a study of federal government buildings found LEED Gold certified buildings consume 25 percent less energy, 11 percent less water, and have 34 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions. Occupants of LEED buildings also report 27 percent higher occupant satisfaction.

“Buildings are a prime example of how human systems integrate with natural systems,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, USGBC. “The Green Mountain Energy Company headquarters project efficiently uses our natural resources and makes an immediate, positive impact on our planet, which will tremendously benefit future generations to come.”

Austin Working to Achieve Environmental Goals

The City of Austin has laudable environmental goals, including energy efficiency and renewable energy goals established in the Austin Climate Protection Plan, reducing per capita water use to 140 gallons per person per day, and diverting 90 percent of its waste from area landfills by 2040. Local businesses are working with the City to help achieve these goals through the Austin Green Business Leaders program, which aims to strengthen and promote green businesses. The City recognized Green Mountain as a Platinum Green Business Leader earlier this year, in part for the sustainability efforts we have undertaken as part of achieving LEED certification.

“We are lucky to be surrounded by like-minded businesses and residents in Austin,” said Clymer. “We are thrilled to be the first LEED Platinum tenant-occupied space in town, but hope were not the last we welcome others to reflect and improve upon our efficient design and sustainability programs.”

Green Mountain worked with lauckgroup, an acclaimed interior architecture and design firm in Austin, to design the project to be both innovative and sustainable.

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Read more about Green Mountains sustainability efforts in our Sustainability Report:

The U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities.

The LEED green building program is the foremost program for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. Over 44,000 projects, comprising over 8 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and 120 countries, are currently participating in the LEED rating systems.

Green Mountain Energy Company

Green Mountain is the nations longest serving renewable energy retailer and believes in using wind, sun and water for good. The company was founded in 1997 with the mission to “change the way power is made.” Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources, as well as a variety of carbon offset products and sustainable solutions for businesses. One of Green Mountains largest customers is the “worlds most famous office building,” the Empire State Building in New York City. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid more than 24.5 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.

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Minneapolis Window Glass Company Reports Nationwide Heat Wave is Causing an Increase in Foggy Home Windows

Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) July 31, 2013

Some headlines this summer includes: Washington D.C setting a record with 138 hours above 80 degrees, Heat Wave puts the electrical grid to the test and Nationwide Heat Wave brings record breaking oppressive humidity. Even in Minneapolis Minnesota which is typically referred to as the Nation’s Icebox, it was hotter than in central Florida. It was so hot in many areas of the Twin Cities; it actually caused the roadways to buckle.

In the Midwest where there are large temperature extremes throughout the year, homes are usually built with insulated glass windows or sometimes referred to as thermal pane windows or double pane windows. The components that make up these types of Window Glass typically include glass panes, aluminum spacer, desiccant and the seal that holds it all together as one integral unit.

These windows have an air space or inert glass such as Argon between the two panes of glass. Because of the space between the panes, it creates an insulating effect which can be measured as an R-factor, just as putting fiberglass insulation in your walls and ceilings would do. These types of insulated windows will keep a home or business cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter by reducing the amount of temperature transference between the inside and the outside of the building.

Due to the unusually hot summer, we are seeing a lot more Home Window Pane Replacements, says Rick Rosar, owner of Rapid Glass. If you cant wipe off the moisture from the inside or outside of your window, you probably have a seal failure and the window will have to be replaced. Rick explains, Many customers ask if we can replace just one piece of glass in a foggy or broken window, but unfortunately, this is not economical as manufacturing a new unit is cheaper than cutting apart a damaged unit. Once a unit has been leaking for a period of time, the water will etch permanent marks on the inside of the glass.

The desiccant that is inside the window spacer is placed there to compensate for condensation that may be present due to temperature fluctuations, and normally works just fine. Due to many years of large temperature swings from subzero to scorching heat, as well as being bombarded by the suns rays, these seals will usually fail over time. Once the outer seal fails, the desiccant inside the spacer can no longer keep up, and additional moisture enters the unit. As a result of the seal failure, you have the appearance of a foggy window or moisture between the glass.

For 25 years, Rapid Glass has been one of Minnesotas premier Home Window Repair and Replacement Specialists. We provide Quality Same Day Service for most of your Auto, Home and Business Glass needs. Our Customer Service representatives are friendly, knowledgeable and can assist the customer with virtually any question they may have.

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Grid Dynamics Focus on Ecommerce Pays Off in Growth; Poised for its Transition Beyond Startup Phase, the Company Adds Depth and Breadth to its Executive Team

Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2013

Grid Dynamics, the leading provider of custom scalable ecommerce technology solutions and pioneer of enterprise clouds, announced an expansion of its executive staff, signaling the 7-year-old fast-growing companys exit from its successful startup phase.

David Gimpelevich, chosen by Grid Dynamics founder and CEO Victoria Livschitz as her successor, has been named president and general manager. Livschitz will step up to a role as executive chair of the board of directors, while her primary focus shifts to the new startup she founded and leads, Qubell (see related press release on Qubells emergence from stealth mode).

Also joining the Grid Dynamics executive team are Scott Jenkins, named chief operating officer (COO), and Chris Munson, the companys chief financial officer (CFO). Oleg Kulikov was promoted from within the company to vice president of engineering.

I look forward to working with Victoria to take Grid Dynamics from an emerging leader in ecommerce development services to the go-to provider of advanced omnichannel solutions, said Gimpelevich. Grid Dynamics has grown more than 50 percent each year since inception, and our customers entrust us with helping them undertake truly transformational projects. Building on this success will mean offering our customers complete solutions and extending the innovation and engineering excellence for which we are known into comparable excellence in end-to-end program management and technology operations.

Grid Dynamics has proven itself an innovator and trailblazer uniquely positioned to lead customers in their transition toward next-generation omnichannel, massively scalable, analytics-driven, social-ready open ecommerce platforms, said Livschitz. Our decision a couple of years ago to focus on the ecommerce segment sparked tremendous growth in the company, and now its time for Grid Dynamics to take the next big step in its evolution, with a leadership team specializing in the management of growth-oriented midsize and larger companies. As for me personally, I look forward to continuing my strategic involvement with Grid Dynamics while also having more time to immerse myself in my next venture.

Grid Dynamics is recognized as a world-class leader in five technology areas crucial for next-generation ecommerce companies: product search; big data, real-time analytics and personalization; massive scalability; continuous delivery and release automation; and cloud enablement. The company was one of the early proponents of and contributors to OpenStack technology, and it was named Gartner Cool Infrastructure Vendor for 2011.

In its next phase of growth, Grid Dynamics plans to invest aggressively in sales and marketing, expand its portfolio of reusable solutions and increase investments in R&D.

Executive Team Members Well Suited for New Positions

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David Gimpelevich, president and general manager of Grid Dynamics, has built his career leading complex organizations, including those experiencing rapid growth. His executive experience spans technology, consumer goods and services, private equity, real estate, and mergers and acquisitions.

Scott Jenkins, COO of Grid Dynamics, is a skilled senior executive with a track record of leading growing organizations toward greater sales and profits.

Christine (Chris) Munson, CFO for Grid Dynamics, is a professional CFO whose nearly 25-year career has been spent primarily in high-growth, venture- and private equity-backed technology companies.

Oleg Kulikov, now vice president of engineering of Grid Dynamics, is a skilled software developer and engineering manager with deep expertise in leading engineering teams responsible for building complex ecommerce solutions.

About Grid Dynamics

Grid Dynamics delivers scalable ecommerce platform solutions to the worlds most successful companies. The company helps its customers attain business edge through technology by delivering robust, open and scalable solutions that are essential to every successful ecommerce platform. Customers include eBay,, PayPal, Toys R Us, X.commerce and Yahoo! For more information, visit

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Jessica Alba and The Honest Company Dare You to Save the Planet

Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 13, 2013

Today Actress and Co-Founder of The Honest Company, Jessica Alba, was announced as the newest global ambassador for Earth Hour, the worlds largest mass participation event that has become the iconic symbol of peoples commitment to protect the planet.

Alba, together with Christopher Gavigan, Sean Kane and Brian Lee, all co-founders of eco-friendly family brand The Honest Company, are lending their support to the cause through a fun I Will If You Will challenge, in line with the companys focus on promoting health and sustainability.

Christopher, Sean, Brian and I, founders of The Honest Company will let our kids dress the whole Honest team, including us, for work for one day IF 10,000 people commit to switch to using non-toxic products in their home, Alba said.

As global ambassador, Alba is also encouraging those who accept The Honest Company challenge to participate in Earth Hours monumental lights off event on Saturday, March 23 at 8:30PM.

The choices we all make in our daily lives can make a massive difference, not only to our children, but also to the very planet on which we live. I hope youll accept the Honest challenge and help us take the mission of Earth Hour, beyond the hour, she said.

WWFs Director of International Climate Policy, Keya Chatterjee, echoes Albas message.

As a concerned mother like Jessica, I work every day to make sure that the next generation will inherit a habitable planet. I love Earth Hour because it is a time when we can show off the reach of our global movement to protect the environment and tackle climate change. When we come together for Earth Hour, we are setting the stage for a brighter tomorrow.

Christopher Gavigan says he hopes the challenge will help parents make better choices for their families and for the planet.

I hope that by challenging parents to commit to buying non-toxic and eco-friendly products, they can inspire their own friends, family and colleagues to make a commitment to positively impact our planet, he said.

Its important to consider where our products come from, whats in them and the impact they have on the environment before they reach our shelves, during their time in our homes and after were done with them. I believe Earth Hour is a movement that empowers people to make a difference, and Im excited to be a part of it.

Earth Hour, which World Wildlife Fund helped start in 2007, has grown from a one-city initiative to a 7,001-city/town global movement. Last year it reached an estimated 2 billion people in 152 countries and territories across all seven continents.

To make your I Will If You Will challenge and accept The Honest Company challenge visit

To follow the Honest story and join in the conversation visit

For more information on Earth Hour visit

Earth Hour 2013 will take place at 8.30pm 9.30pm on Saturday 23 March

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Great Day Improvements, LLC Announces Acquisition of the Operating Assets of Stanek Vinyl Window Company

Macedonia, Ohio (PRWEB) January 10, 2013

Great Day Improvements, LLC, announces their acquisition of Stanek Vinyl Window Companys operating assets for an undisclosed price.

Great Day Improvements, a nationally recognized residential and commercial remodeler headquartered in Macedonia, Ohio, intends to manufacture and offer Stanek brand windows as part of its comprehensive line of high quality home improvement products.

Steve White, Managing Partner of the company, said, This is one of several initiatives weve executed to transform and expand Great Day Improvements into a one-stop home improvement company for our customers. The Stanek brand has been in existence for 60 years and in terms of quality, it is an excellent complement to our legendary Patio Enclosures brand. Mr. White added, We are excited about the continued growth of our organization and the additional product offering we will be able to extend to our customers.

Last year Great Day Improvements acquired SoftWall Finishing Systems, manufacturer of an acoustically-efficient panelized interior wall finishing system for basements, home theaters, offices, media rooms and bedrooms.

About Great Day Improvements, LLC

Great Day Improvements, LLC is a residential and commercial remodeler that offers a portfolio of home improvement solutions including: Patio Enclosures brand screen rooms, sunrooms, solariums, room additions, design and build construction and EasyRoom DIY sunroom kits; SoftWall Finishing Systems acoustically-efficient interior panelized wall finishing system for basements, home theaters, offices, media rooms and bedrooms; Backyard solutions including awnings, patio covers, decks, railing and fencing; Hardscape solutions including decorative concrete, stamped concrete, patio pavers, concrete overlays, driveway and sidewalk installation and Stanek energy savings solutions including replacement windows, doors, insulation, radiant barriers, solar shades, window film, siding and roofing. Great Day Improvements operates across 28 states, is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has serviced over 250,000 customers nationwide. For additional information, visit

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Urban Canvas, a New Eco-Friendly Toy Company, Launches Two New Innovative Craft and Build Toys at the American International Toy Fair 2013, New York

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 06, 2013

Urban Canvas, a new innovative eco-friendly craft toy company launched in September 2012, will be exhibiting in the 2013 American International Toy Fair, February 10 -13 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

Urban Canvas will present it newest collection, Modern Classics, along with their complete line of three-dimensional, sculptural craft toys. For our new collection, we put a modern spin on two time honored toys, the dollhouse and playing cards. says founder and art educator, Maria Chee. Like our other toys, this collection engages children in fun, open-ended creative play. We are so excited to be showing this collection as well as our other toys at the Toy Fair. Our eco-friendly toys are unique and there simply isnt anything out there like our toys.

Urban Canvas Modern Classics Collection features two distinct new products, the Mod House and Build 52 Playing Cards. The Mod House is a 105 piece modular build-and-play set that gives the classic dollhouse a modern makeover. It comes complete with connectors, movable walls, reversible furniture and a four person family. The entire set has an erasable crayon surface so children can not only build any dollhouse form, but can also freely decorate and re-decorate the dollhouse. Founder, Maria Chee points out that the Mod House is a modern dollhouse for the 21st century girl. With the Mod House, young girls go beyond role play and are encouraged to build and design two activities that have traditionally been designated as activities for boys. Even boys can enjoy this set because the Mod House taps into a variety of activities that children inherently like. A child can build, design, draw, and role play with just this one set!

The second addition to Urban Canvas product line is its Build 52 Playing Cards, a versatile set of playing cards that is fun for all ages. Children can create a custom deck of playing cards with this set of buildable cards. Each card is printed with standard numbers and letters but leaves plenty of room for a child to add their own design and symbol system. Each card also contains six slots so that the cards can easily transform into a building toy. Children can play classic card games with the deck of cards, invent a brand new card game, or use it as a building toy to create the ultimate house of cards. This set of cards is a real fun way for children to share their creativity and artistic talents with other kids. With the Build 52 playing cards, children go beyond admiring their own artistic workmanship but are now using their creativity toward a functional end. notes, Ms. Chee.

Urban Canvas complete line includes the City Streets Collection, Nature Trails Collection, and Modern Classics Collection. The complete line of toys will be on display at booth #5750 in the Earth-friendly section at the International Toy Fair in February at New York City. For more information about Toy Fair 2013 visit

About Urban Canvas:

Urban Canvas is committed to preserving the environment and developing toys that stimulate artistic growth in children. Urban Canvas toys are three-dimensional sculptural canvases for children to build, decorate, play and display. Urban Canvas promotes recycling, reducing landfill waste and increasing the overall health of the planet for our children. To learn more about Urban Canvas toys visit

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Solar Company Leaders Blame China, Not Loan Process, for Bankruptcy

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The scheme will see tenants receive a free solar installations to help slash electricity bills. The solar arrays will consist of Phono Solar modules, who's HQ is based a matter of miles from the homes, to help tenants generate clean, green electricity.
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